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For Parents 2017-11-23T19:44:09-05:00

Are you a parent looking to offer your child all the benefits of a dual-language education? You might feel a little overwhelmed with questions and uncertainties about French-second-language, or FSL, education. Even if you’ve already made the decision to enroll your child in an FSL program, you might be at a loss as to how you can help him or her succeed if you don’t speak French yourself.

CPF is here to help. We have many informative pamphlets and brochures that can help you pick the right program for the right child; and for parents whose children are already studying FSL, we have resources that can help you help your kids. We are primarily, first and foremost, a parent-oriented organization, so we are here for you and your family every step of the way.

CPF Resources

French for Parents is a program offered by CPF–SK chapters to enable parents of students learning French as a second-language to experience some of what their child is learning. Parents learn basic vocabulary such as a child might learn in the early years of a French Immersion program. They learn a little grammar and common phrases and become comfortable with the concept of learning a second-language. The classes are interactive and offer the parent opportunities to practice their oral and written skills. French for Parents is offered in various locations around the province. Level 1 is designed for parents who have little or no French experience. Level 2 is designed for parents who have completed a Level 1 French program or for anyone who is interested in developing conversational French. Please contact the CPF-SK office if you are interested.

Saskatoon – Winter 2018: Registration Form

CPF-SK Say ‘Oui’ to French Immersion Kindergarten is a publication that outlines the benefits of French immersion, answers parents’ frequently asked questions and provides information about which school divisions in Saskatchewan offer French Immersion.

French Immersion Questions and Answers. Contact the CPF-SK office for free pamphlets.

Paul et Suzanne Kits are a preschool reading resource available to Associate Member Organizations. Contact the CPF–SK office for more information.

Canadian Parents for French multicultural brochures are now available. These brochures speak to Canada’s vast and vibrant multicultural population. To access these brochures, please click here.

CPF National website is a source of answers, support and resources for those interested in French as a second-language.

IDEA! If you are a parent looking for ideas in getting your child involved in French, we have just the thing for you! Go to the library, and pick out any DVD and select the French language instead of English! It will get your child involved visually!

Parent Associations

Association des parents fransaskois works towards the development and global formation of young Francophones from 0-22 years of age, as well as in the growth of their families.

Publications

Librairie du Centre is a great online site for ordering French story books, novels and games, as well as French language guides and support.

Core French: A Parent Informational Booklet is a document published by Saskatchewan Learning which outlines the core French program in Saskatchewan schools and the importance of learning a second-language.

“French Immersion is a lot like a swimming pool”, “But Mom….!!!!”, and “Poor Nathaniel!” are three articles by French Immersion teacher, Fred Kreiner.

Other Resources

CRÉPE is a Centre which offers access to a multitude of educational resources in French for children ages 0-7 for a family membership of $60 a year. Sign up and receive access to resources directly at your home so you can start French early with your child. For more information, email [email protected] or contact the CPF-SK office.

Canadian Heritage is responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada’s civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians.

Linguascope is an interactive website full of language resources. It provides interactive activities for learners of a different language.

Foreign Languages for Travelers will provide help for those going on a holiday and wanting to learn a new language.

Festival du Voyageur is Western Canada’s largest winter festival. This unique 10-day celebration, themed on the fur trade era, is held each February in St-Boniface, Winnipeg’s French Quarter. It celebrates the joie de vivre of the fur traders. It’s a showcase of historic and cultural treasures.

The University of Calgary and the Réseau français at the University of Calgary are pleased to present an analytical index containing more than 2,000 French sites chosen for their valued information. It is aimed at the Francophone and Francophile public interested in teaching or learning the French-language, literature, and the Francophone culture.